L.A. RECORD’s gangly adolescence
We spent hours last night battling through our secret archive—one a storage unit, now something between a firetrap and a choking hazard—to fish out whatever relics we could from six years of publishing this crazy thing. And we actually found … a lot? But not a lot of a lot. L.A. RECORD flies by night always, and our archives have gone through several apartments, Volvo trunks, storage units, floods and spasms of unavoidable but hilarious catastrophe, so sadly they aren’t complete. But they’re more complete than we thought!
So—in honor of the amazing L.A. ZINE FEST, we’ll be bringing out some L.A. RECORD-type things that haven’t seen the light of day for years. If you ever missed an issue—or a pint glass—this may be your only chance! We’ve done 105 issues so far, and we have most of them, but there are barely any copies of some of them. And we have no plans (or fantasies) of reprinting, so much like actual records, you probably want to get them while they can still be got. And so at our little table at zine fest we will have …
ASSORTED COPIES OF VOLUME 1 ISSUES!
The giant poster that started it all! Hand-delivered up and down Sunset Blvd. by people who were very tired the next day. We have more of these than we thought, but not enough for complete runs. Some are unfolded posters, some are only the folded hand-out issues … you’ll just have to see. Some of these are disgustingly rare, too. (You’ll be seeing the last few copies of certain ones.) Included are … Lavender Diamond, Peanut Butter Wolf, Daddy Kev (naked), Daddy Kev’s dogs (naked), Josh Homme and Chris Goss, Busdriver, David Scott Stone and more!
ASSORTED COPIES OF VOLUME 2 ISSUES!
Still as the one-pager! Strangely, we have big gaps in this volume. Must be a box lost somewhere? We’ll have posters and foldouts of many but not all volume 2 issues including Big Business, the rare Texas-only Andrew W.K. and David Cross issue, Entrance Band, the amazing Mika Miko as the Dickies, Abe Vigoda, Jail Weddings, Daedelus, the Henry Clay People and more!
COMPLETE RUNS OF VOLUME 3 and VOLUME 4!
Surprisingly, we have COMPLETE runs of each 12-issue volume of our monthly—every 16-page fold-out issue (pictured above) from 2008 to 2010. (Pocahunted to Soft Pack.) The rarest are the Henry Rollins / Crystal Antlers and Happy Hollows issues, but we’ve got them! And we’ve also got Gaslamp Killer, RZA, RTX, Blu and Ta’Raach, Luis and the Wildfires, Dam-Funk, Pearl Harbor and more!
COMPLETE RUNS OF VOLUME 5 and VOLUME 6 (SO FAR!)
These are the quarterlies, starting with Flying Lotus and going through Nite Jewel, Hanni El Khatib, Daedelus, King Tuff and Ras G. We’ll have a stack of each, although Tuff and Ras are down to the last copies. And we’ll bring a VERY FEW of the Ras G’s with the flexi record inside!
Lot of weird stuff. Pint glasses, random posters—our detritus is your curiosity! Come visit and say hi, and then join us for the L.A. ZINE FEST afterparty with Allah Las, Cold Showers and Neverever at 7 pm—free!
L.A. RECORD AT L.A. ZINE FEST ON SUN., FEB. 19, AT THE LAST BOOKSTORE, 453 S. SPRING ST., DOWNTOWN. 11 AM / FREE / ALL AGES. AFTERPARTY WITH ALLAH LAS, COLD SHOWERS AND NEVEREVER AT 7 PM / FREE / ALL AGES. LAZINEFEST.COM.